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Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:00pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Jamina Scippio-McFadden, a senior program manager at the UMass Center at Springfield and a deeply engaged community leader, has been named director of the center by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

“Jamina Scippio-McFadden has outstanding professional credentials and a wealth of strong ties to the community,” said Steve Goodwin, deputy chancellor at UMass... Read more

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 9:00am
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

By Naomi Shulman

Not many people understood the computer science and artificial intelligence research Tom Wagner ’00PhD did while studying at UMass Amherst. “When you’re doing doctorate research, you’re usually focusing on an unusual or novel thing,” Wagner points out... Read more

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 9:00am
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

By Michael C. Carolan '09MA

Behind a single unmarked door in the basement of Morrill Science Center III are more than 6,000 of one of science’s most valuable models for studying human genetics and disease—the zebrafish. The tiny, striped members of the minnow family dart about in 200 small tanks on racks that are... Read more

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 8:00am
Friday, January 17, 2020

AMHERST, Mass. – Mari Castañeda, professor of communication and associate dean for equity and inclusion in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has been named the new dean of the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She will start Sept. 1.

The appointment was made by John J. McCarthy, provost and... Read more

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 8:00am
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette

By Josh Walfish, Staff Writer

Most people thought Tory Verdi was crazy.

Perhaps no coach not named Geno Auriemma had as much... Read more

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 9:00am
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The latest edition of UMass Magazine is available.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 9:30am
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

BOSTON, Mass. – UMass President Martin T. Meehan and the chancellors of the five UMass campuses – UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, UMass Boston Interim Chancellor Katherine S. Newman, UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Robert E. Johnson, UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline F. Moloney and UMass Medical School Chancellor Michael F. Collins – have issued the following statement regarding the... Read more

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 9:15am
Monday, December 16, 2019

AMHERST, Mass. – From arthritis and heart failure to diabetes and menopause, many conditions are associated with muscle weakness and increased fat deposits.

Now a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is applying a unique approach to examine the effects of fat tissue on skeletal muscle structure and function in young and older men and women.... Read more

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 8:30am
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy, an Indiana University (IU) Bloomington alumnus, will be presented with an honorary degree during the bicentennial winter commencement on Saturday, Dec. 21.

IU will confer honorary degrees, the highest academic honor the university can bestow, to Subbaswamy and Dan Coats, former U.S. senator and director of national intelligence.

"We are extremely... Read more

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –  UMass Amherst is sponsoring the appearance of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jodi Kantor at the Springfield Public Forum on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in Symphony Hall. Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy will introduce Kantor, and Kathy Roberts Forde, a UMass journalism professor, will serve as moderator for the evening. The event is free and open to the public.

... Read more

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